The toys that surround children in their early years can have a profound effect on the development of their skills, creativity, and imagination. Freya Jaffke, an experienced kindergarten teacher, explores the nature of children s play and shows how different toys are suitable for particular ages.
The book has instructions for making a wide variety of toys, from simple knotted animals and play cloths, to a dollhouse, play store, puppets, boats, trains, and various dolls. The step-by-step instructions are clear, fully described, and illustrated.
Parents and teachers will find inspiration and helpful guidance in this practical handbook."